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Administration: 

Rabbi Elisha Paul, Head of School

Rabbi Paul is widely recognized as an engaging leader and visionary educator. He holds a Master's degree in Education Administration from Seattle Pacific University and a Doctoral certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership from Boston's Hebrew College. He has over twenty years of experience an educator and administrator, having served as Assistant Principal at Northwest Yeshiva High School, Associate Head of at the RASG Hebrew Academy and Head of School at the Atlanta Jewish Academy. epaul@jhsct.org

 

Paul Castle, Ph.D., Academic Principal and STEM Chair 

Dr. Castle is the Academic Principal and Chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department, and teaches our physics and engineering classes.  Dr. Castle earned his Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of London, Imperial College, under the Nobel Laureate Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson. pcastle@jhsct.org 

 

STEM Department

Meghan Fernandez, Science Teacher 

Prior to joining JHSC, Ms. Fernandez worked at Montclair Prep High school in California where she taught all levels of Biology and Chemistry. Ms. Fernandez has a background in microbiology and has taught IB (International Baccalaureate) as well as AP.  She enjoys spreading her enthusiasm for science with the students. mfernandez@jhsct.org

 

Natasha Cohen, Math Teacher

Ms. Cohen earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Minsk State Linguistics University in her native Belarus before she immigrated to the United States. Ms. Cohen holds a Master's Degree in Finance and has an extensive background in business and communications.  Prior to joining JHSCT, Ms. Cohen taught math courses at the Russian School of Mathematics, an award-winning, after school K-12 math program that was founded based on the best practices of math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe and adapted to the US educational environment. ncohen@jhsct.org

 

Sung Jun Jeon, Math Teacher

Mr. Jeon earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Kyung Won University in South Korea, a Master's degree in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology.  Mr. Jeon is a Ph.D. candidate in Differential Equation.  Mr. Jeon taught Mathematics for many years in South Korea and at Stevens Tech as a Teaching Assistant and Instructor.  Moreover, Mr. Jeon was awarded the best Teaching Assistant of the year and has teaching experience for SAT I & II, ACT, and Calculus in the U.S.A. sjeon@jhsct.org

 

Humanities Department

Elizabeth Bouvier, English Teacher

Mrs. Bouvier is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and the SCSU Honors College where she earned a Bachelors of Science in English Secondary Education, as well as an Honors degree in English. She has taught a wide range of core English courses and English electives at several public high schools in Connecticut. A passionate teacher and lover of literature, Mrs. Bouvier hopes to pass that same enthusiasm for the written word on to her students. ebouvier@jhsct.org

 

Zachary V. Smith, History Teacher

Mr. Smith previously was the Graduate Assistant for the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A in History from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and his M.A in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from West Chester University. Zachary’s specializations are Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Filmography, and 20th Century History. Zach is the author of “The Guatemalan Genocide on Film: An Ongoing Crisis and Omission” appearing in the edited volume The History of Genocide in Cinema: Atrocities on Screen, which was released in December of 2016. Zachary is currently finishing his work with The International Study of Organized Persecution of Children with articles due out in the near future. zsmith@jhsct.org

 

Judaic Studies and Hebrew Department

Ari Lieberman, Judaic Studies Teacher

Ari Lieberman is both an educator and an entrepreneur. Ari currently teaches Talmudic Studies at the Jewish High School of Connecticut, while also running a family owned restaurant – Soosh.

Prior to these current roles, Ari accumulated over 20 years of experience in the Financial and Accounting Services industry, before following his passion of giving back full time to the Jewish Community. Ari is passionate about all aspects of Jewish life; he is an ardent Zionist and strong believer in Jewish education at all levels. Concurrent with Ari’s professional career in finance, Ari was committed to, and actively involved with, multiple Jewish organizations. Ari’s commitment to Jewish causes stems from his deeply rooted family lineage. Ari’s parents and grandparents devoted their lives to the advancement of Jewish life in both America and Europe. The son of a prominent Rabbi and educator, Ari saw firsthand the impact one could have on Jewish life by being actively involved in community and national causes. It was Ari’s devotion to Jewish causes, and the admiration for his father’s legacy, that motivated Ari to transition from the for-profit to the not-for-profit sector. Ari has effectively applied his 20+ years of successful business and finance experience, to leadership positions with international Jewish organizations. Ari was Executive Director for the Hebron Fund, and then held a similar position for Ohr Torah Stone, before decided to follow his heart and teach high school students full-time. Ari is currently completing a Masters in Jewish Education at the prestige Hebrew University of Jerusalem. alieberman@jhsct.org

 

Chana Stein, Hebrew Teacher

Morah Stein, a native Hebrew speaker, has studied in many places throughout the world.  She began teaching elementary schools in 1987 and has taught Hebrew and Judaic studies since moving to CT in 1990.  Morah Stein is passionate about learning and infuses that passion in her teaching.  She has a BGS degree from University of Connecticut and is currently studying to become a Maggid, an ordained Jewish storyteller and teacher. cstein@jhsct.org

 

Rabbi Seth Riemer, Ph.D., Judaic Studies Teacher

Rabbi Riemer earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, an AB in History and Literature from Harvard University, and rabbinic ordination and an MA in Hebrew Letters from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical School. He has been a humanities teacher (English, social studies, and religion) at the middle school, high school, and university levels since 1980. Rabbi Riemer is a published author, and has extensive experience in theater. He is the founder and artistic director of a Jewish theater company, and has written, directed, produced, and acted in plays, as well as being a musician. Rabbi Riemer is also a long-time pulpit rabbi, and recently served as the rabbi at Temple Beth Torah in Wethersfield.  sriemer@jhsct.org

 

Administrative Staff

 

Sarah Rich, Office Manager

Before joining JHSC, Mrs. Rich was an active volunteer for various Jewish organizations in Stamford.  As a strong believer in the importance of Jewish education, she truly enjoys being a part of the vibrant JHSC community.  Mrs. Rich is a graduate of Ramaz School and Goucher College. srich@jhsct.org

 

 

 

 

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